EESL Tenders for 1,88,000 Smart Meters for 2 Discoms in Rajasthan

EESL has issued a tender for the procurement of 188,000 smart meters for deployment in the Jodhpur and Ajmer Discom areas of Rajasthan.

EESL Smart Meters in Rajasthan

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Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors for the procurement of 188,000 smart meters for deployment in the Jodhpur and Ajmer Discom areas of Rajasthan.

The scope of work for the selected suppliers will include the designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, inspection, packing, supply, transportation and insurance, delivery, handling and storage of the meters prior to their installation. The supplier must provide a replacement warranty for the smart meters for a period of 5.5 years (after supply) along with operational support post completion of the warranty period for the project duration of up to 10 years.

It has been clarified that subject to meeting the terms and conditions stated in the tender document including but not limited to pre-qualification criteria, 25 percent of the total quantity of the tender has been earmarked for Medium and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Further, out of the 25 percent target of annual procurement from MSEs 4 percent and 3 percent shall be earmarked for procurement from MSEs owned by SC, ST and women entrepreneurs.

The last date for bid submissions is March 3, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process the bidders/ vendors should be a manufacturer of static wattmeters and energy meters for at least 3 years. And should have successfully supplied 56,400 AC static wattmeters and energy meters in the last three fiscals to any government department, public sector undertaking, or private company.

Financially, the vendors should have an average annual turnover of at least Rs 14.2 crore in the last three fiscal years and should have been profitable in any two of the last three years. The bidder’s net worth in the last financial year should not be less than 100 percent of the paid-up share capital.

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Earlier in the month, the firm had announced that it had signed agreements with South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) and North Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd (NBPDCL) for the installation of 2.34 million smart prepaid meters in Bihar, under its Smart Meter National Programme.

The objective of this project is to have a sustainable impact on the distribution sector in Bihar. The smart prepaid meters will optimise the Discom operational performance by increasing the billing and collection efficiency, reduce the operation and maintenance cost; and enhance the quality of service, along with providing the consumers with demand-side management (DSM) options.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for